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  1. Montana neurosurgeon, dentist create 3D-printed surgical mask tech: 4 details

    Dusty Richardson, MD, a neurosurgeon at Billings (Mont.) Clinic and dentist Spencer Zaugg, DDS, have developed a durable, reusable plastic mask using 3D printer technology. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush shifts to telemedicine, postpones non-urgent surgery — key insights from Dr. Brian Cole

    On March 19, Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush implemented new policies around patient visits and performing surgeries through mid-April due to the coronavirus outbreak. The time-line is subject to change based upon the nature of the demands on the local healthcare system. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Medicrea delays deal, slashes spending to weather COVID-19 outbreak

    Medicrea is taking steps to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, the spinal surgery technology provider informed shareholders March 20. By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 2 Rush physicians test positive for COVID-19

    Two emergency room physicians at Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital tested positive for COVID-19 and immediately went into quarantine, OakPark.com reports. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Why the NBA can get COVID-19 tests, but the public can't

    COVID-19 testing in the U.S. lags behind other countries, except when it comes to the NBA, where the league has been testing players with ease, SBNation reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Florida Orthopaedic Institute temporarily closes all locations after physician tests positive for COVID-19

    Florida Orthopaedic Institute temporarily closed all of its offices and surgery centers March 20 after one of its physicians tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. By Alan Condon -
  4. Medicrea cuts costs, prepares for Q3 'catch up' period when spine surgeries resume

    Medicrea, a spinal device company with offices in Lyon, France, and New York City, is significantly decreasing overheads to push through this challenging financial period due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. By Alan Condon -
  1. Drs. Alan Hilibrand, Sanjay Gupta & more: 8 spine surgeons making headlines

    Here are eight spine and neurosurgeons making the news this week: By Alan Condon -
  2. Dr. Richard Manos joins Wisconsin group

    Spine surgeon Richard Manos, MD, recently joined HFM Lakeshore Orthopaedics in Manitowoc, Wis., according to the Herald Times Reporter. By Alan Condon -
  3. A timeline of the coronavirus pandemic: 12 key updates for physicians

    A lot has happened since the first cases of the coronavirus emerged in the United States on Jan. 20, and accelerated in the past week. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. How Rothman Orthopaedics is addressing COVID-19 & why essential orthopedic surgeries must continue: Q&A with Dr. Alan Hilibrand

    Alan Hilibrand, MD, is vice chairman for academic affairs and faculty development for the department of orthopedic surgery and co-director of spine surgery at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia. By Alan Condon -
  1. Orthopedic group VP: COVID-19 losses 'will inevitably result in our need to consolidate'

    Amherst, N.Y.-based Excelsior Orthopaedics is rethinking its business strategy and postponing plans for a new facility over projected financial losses related to COVID-19, Buffalo Business First reports. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Cleveland Clinic Florida ready for COVID-19 after 1st positive case reported

    On March 19, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Martin County, Fla., but the head of Cleveland Clinic Florida insists the health system is prepared for the outbreak, according to TC Palm. By Alan Condon -
  3. NanoFuse Biologics appoints new CEO as Dr. Kingsley Chin steps down

    NanoFUSE Biologics on March 16 appointed Jake Lubinski as CEO. By Alan Condon -
  4. Post-coronavirus outlook for 4 major companies in orthopedics — Stryker, Medtronic & more

    The medical technology giants are feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic including giants in the orthopedic space such as Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, Medtronic and Zimmer Biomet. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Dr. Brian Gantwerker: COVID-19 pandemic deeply concerning for private practices

    Neurosurgeon Brian Gantwerker, MD, has been in private practice for nine years as president and CEO of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles in Santa Monica and Encino, Calif.  By Alan Condon -
  6. Globus Medical positioned to buy-into weak market

    Despite a 33 percent drop in value since the end of 2019, Globus Medical is in a position to leverage its assets and acquire companies in this depressed market, according to Benzinga. By Eric Oliver -
  7. Anika Therapeutics' vision of a biologics-led future

    Regenerative medicine therapies hold much potential in the orthopedic space, despite the lack of comprehensive knowledge around the therapies. Here, Anika Therapeutics interim CEO Cheryl Blanchard, PhD, explains how the company plans to approach the biologics market. By Eric Oliver -
  8. Amplitude Surgical decreases production, cuts costs amid coronavirus outbreak

    Valence, France-based orthopedic implant developer Amplitude Surgical is reducing production due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. By Alan Condon -
  9. AxioMed appoints new president, CEO

    Ken Yamada on March 19 was appointed president and CEO of AxioMed, a spine device and subsidiary of private investment holding company KICVentures. By Alan Condon -

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